BOCA RATON, FL - Freshman goalkeeper Noelle Rolfsen turned in another clean sheet, as Florida Southern College women's soccer (2-2) defeated Lynn University (2-1), 3-0, in a non-conference match on Wednesday night. For the second time in the last three matches, Rolfsen and the Moccasin defense were a brick wall, as they shut out the opposition, while a Tatum Albrecht goal in the 40th minute was all the Mocs needed to come out on top.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In the fifth minute, freshman Haley Rounsifer had the Mocs' first scoring chance, but she was denied on a shot just inside the box right at Lynn keeper, Gabriela Lopez. Shortly after the Mocs were awarded their first corner kick on the night, Caitlin Quaempts headed the ball right into the hands of Lynn's goalie.
- Rolfsen's first real test came off the foot of Lynn's Tara Harris in the 30th minute. Harris fired a shot from the left side of the field that missed her teammate and went right into the hands of the Mocs keeper.
- Albrecht put one past Lopez for the eventual game-winning goal in the 40th minute on a shot, set up by Rounsifer, straight away from outside the top of the box to the left post.
- Lynn wasted no time trying to get the equalizer, as Felicia Silveira headed the ball high over the goal in the 46th minute.
- Junior Alexa Moberley took a misplayed ball by the Fighting Knights deep into the Mocs' offensive zone and fired one across the front of the Lynn goal to a wide-open Rachel Peck to give the Mocs a two-goal advantage.
- Just five minutes after firing a shot wide left of the goal, junior Kaitlyn Svopa slipped one past the Lynn keeper on a pass from Anna Griessler in the 77th minute for the third and final Moccasin goal.
- Freshman Caitlyn Lowery would attempt to score a fourth Mocs goal, but she was denied in the final minute of the game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- A disciplined Mocs team committed no fouls in the first half on Wednesday night.
- Svopa and Peck's goals in the second half were the first of their Florida Southern careers.
- Both of Albrecht's career goals have been game-winners; her first goal was the game-winner in a 2-1 win at Saint Leo on Sept. 23, 2017.
- Brooke Lowery and twin sister, Caitlyn, became just the second set of twins to appear in a match for the Mocs.
- Senior Gaelyn Crowder started her 34th consecutive match, a streak that dates back to Oct. 21, 2015.
- The Mocs fired off a season-high 15 shots for the second time on the young season, as compared to the Fighting Knights' 12. Florida Southern had five corner kicks while Lynn had four, but neither team was able to convert a corner into a score.
The Moccasins are scheduled to head back to the Peach State to take on Valdosta State (Sept. 7). The Mocs will play their final non-conference match when they host Delta State (Sept. 9), and the official SSC contest between Florida Southern and Lynn will take place on Sept. 15 in Lakeland.